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One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.<p>Monsanto, which became a …

Monsanto

Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others …

Campaign Finance

North Korea begins dismantling key test site, satellite imagery suggests

SEOUL — North Korea has begun dismantling the facilities at the satellite launch station in Sohae, according to an analysis of commercial satellite imagery released on the 38 North website.<p>The Sohae location has been the main site for North Korean satellite launches since 2012. The testing …

Family of pedophiles raped kids for 30 years before being caught

A sick family raped children during a 30-year campaign of abuse branded the “worst ever case of its kind” by a judge.<p>Twisted Antony Potts and three …

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

'Captain Marvel' Clues Were Hidden In These 2 Previous Marvel Movies & You Missed Them

Now that <i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i> has premiered, the next Marvel movie that fans can look forward to is the highly anticipated <i>Captain Marvel</i>. Before the …

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of …

The Most Powerful Storm on Earth Is Bearing Down on Japan

I think it’s time to retire Maria as a name for any storm. The name has been wiped from the hurricane list in the Atlantic after Hurricane Maria …

Cancer-causing gene may have 'jumped' from plants into humans

Genes that cause cancer may have originated in plants and then “jumped” into humans, according to a new study.<p>The world’s largest analysis of so-called “jumping genes” has revealed the crucial role of an element known as L1, which the new data shows entered humans about 150 million years ago.<p>The …

Trump’s Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn’t pay him overtime and raised his salary only …

Trump’s trade war: what is it and which products are affected?

The trade war between the US and other major economies escalated on Friday after Washington and Beijing launched punitive import tariffs on $34bn (£25.7bn) worth of each other’s goods.<p>While economists say the consequences of a spat between the world’s two largest economies can be contained for now, …

Trump's living in a fantasy world, and his incessant lies are helping him make disastrous decisions

To whatever extent it is possible to become accustomed to the president of a major liberal democracy continuously lying, day after day, the world has grown more or less used to President Donald Trump's practice of incessantly spraying his unique stream of falsehoods across social media, political …

A Huge Number of Asteroids Could Be Traced Back to Five Destroyed Worlds

A common catastrophic ancestor.<p>In the beginning, the solar system was little more than a cloud of dust and gas. Then cold temperatures caused the …

New Bruce Lee bio debunks myths about the 'kung fu Jesus'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bruce Lee was training a friend one day when he did something unexpected.<p>The star of the classic film, "Enter the Dragon," was already known for his fanatical fitness regimen. He didn't smoke or drink; he gobbled vitamin supplements and drank raw blended hamburger meat. He'd transformed …

Electrifying photographs of storms... taken by a pilot at 40,000ft

Most of us know the horror of the white-knuckle red-eye: that dread as the plane is tossed about in nocturnal turbulence. But while passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of …

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Isaac Newton 'graffiti' discovered in historic English manor

Towering thinker Sir Isaac Newton carved a now-barely visible doodle of a windmill into a stone wall in his childhood home, according to a news release from the National Trust.<p>The drawing was discovered at Woolsthorpe Manor, the Lincolnshire, England,home where Newton was born in 1642, said the …

National Trust

Bad News, Male Virgins: You Could Already Have HPV

If there’s one trick that terrible sex-ed programs rely on to scare teens out of boning, it’s the idea that only abstinence can keep you safe from …

Thor's defeat can bring an end to cancer, study suggests - IBTimes India

"Here, because THOR is so highly conserved, we were able to look at its expression and function in zebrafish models," says Arul Chinnaiyan, director …

Scientists Figure Out Why Italian Family Can't Feel Pain

An Italian woman, her two daughters, and her three grandchildren have always had trouble feeling pain. They can’t sense temperature. They break bones …

Alone at home and hearing weird noises – why does it feel so creepy?

Do you ever think you've seen a ghost and get scared? Wasn't it the rustling of curtains in the wind? We know it's totally irrational, but there's …

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

Biology

We Finally Know How Our Immune Cells Remember Diseases For So Long

They're like infection-fighting veterans.<p>For many of us, remembering faces from 30 years ago can be something of a challenge. But cells in our immune …

University of California

Doing without dark energy: Mathematicians propose alternative explanation for cosmic acceleration

Three mathematicians have a different explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does without theories of "dark energy." …

Laser-Powered Fusion Reactor Could Create Limitless Electricity Without Creating Radioactive Waste

Like all good things it involves giant lasers.<p>Fusion has the potential to solve the energy crisis once and for all. By harnessing the same reaction …

Putin Is Preparing for World War III—Is Trump?

World Russia Vladimir Putin World War III Donald Trump Syria Assad Iran<p>Russia, surrounded by enemies, is readying to fight an epic war for survival. …

Vladimir Putin

The Best Response to the Tricky Interview Question 'Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?' (Most Answer Incorrectly)

Last week, I discussed how best to answer the question "Why do you want to work here?" I shared what interviewers hear when you provide typical responses and how to craft the perfect response that will demonstrate that you've done your research and the value you can bring to the company.<p>Another …

Business

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

China did something it's never done before to warn the US about fighting North Korea

As the US and South Korean militaries worked together on the largest-ever version of their annual air-power exercise on the Korean Peninsula, China did something that suggests it would consider backing up North Korea in the event of war.<p>On Monday, the same day the exercise started, a spokesman for …